Betty LaRue Posted July 16, 2022 Author Share Posted July 16, 2022 12 hours ago, Michael Ventura said: Yes, it is correct that the Caribbean islands rarely get above 90 (32c) and there is usually a nice breeze blowing. But, I almost never went there to holiday, so I was running around taking photos and so I carried a towel in my camera bag to keep mopping my face from the sweat. Not looking for sympathy, mind you, it was a nice place to work in my twenties and thirties! And yes, those tiny biting bugs on the islands were no fun either!! I once took my family to the Abaco Islands for a working/fun trip and there they had these large horse flies that had a nasty bite. Ah, yes. Horseflies. You definitely knew when you’d been bitten by one of those. I never encountered one in the Caribbean, but we had horses at one time and, of course, horseflies love horses! 😁 And all biting things love me. Growing up, my sister always tried to stay in close proximity to me. If anything biting, especially mosquitoes, were around, they flocked to me and left her alone. Choices. My legs especially, during the summer, were always covered with mosquito bites. They made welts as big as nickels on my skin. Many times I was hard pressed to put a finger on my leg without hitting one. There were no repellents in our house. But we did have a product called Real Kill which my mother kept to kill flies if they got in from us kids going in and out of the door. Not supposed to be used on people, but mom sprayed us down with that sometimes. I’m sure I was poisoned! 😂 it was the popular insect killer of those times. Gone now, probably eventually banned. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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